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Seagate BarraCuda Pro 14 TB ST14000DM001 HDD Review

  1. About the BarraCuda Pro 14TB HDD…
  2. How its tested??
  3. AS SSD Benchmark
  4. ATTO Benchmark
  5. Futuremark Benchmark
  6. AIDA64 Disk Access Test
  7. IOMETER Benchmark
  8. Transfer Tests
  9. Concluding Remarks
  10. Online Purchase Links
  11. View All

About temperature and power…

With an ambient in case temperature of 32 degrees Celsius, the Barracuda Pro 14 TB HDD operates between 35 degrees to 40 degrees Celsius idle and load. That’s usually the case with mechanical HDDs in a PC case under such conditions.  This is the largest capacity storage drive any of the two mechanical HDD makes, with 12 TB being around for a while. The power consumption also needs to be low its opted for DAS. A DAS unit which takes power from the USB 3.0 Gen 2 without additional power plug for up to 14TB could be tempting. But it largely depends on DAS makers. At 6.9-watt, this is a very energy efficient hard drive. The 12 TB BarraCuda Pro ST12000DM0007 HDD operates at the same operational power consumption.

Storage Vs. Price

The performance of these drives is where you expect them to be- around 10 TB and 12 TB variants. You’ll be buying this more for the maximum possible storage capacity in a single HDD and the provided recovery program. The AMAZON pricing is $549.99 while the 12 TB Barracuda Pro variant costs $429.98. The additional 2 TB costs US$ 120. As it turns out, a 2TB Barracuda Pro does cost US$ 120. If you’re seeing the value of this HDD only within the BarraCuda Pro lineups, that’s a very good value for money. 

The use case is obvious- to provide mass storage for desktop users in a 3.5″ HDD frame. The gaming PC users wouldn’t really look anything beyond 1-2 TB for storage purpose and have 512 GB to 1 TB SATA SSDs to run games from. Load times matter more, for now. But for those who store a lot of data and want to run from the source, that’s a different situation.

India US UK
NA $549.99 £520.98

You can buy the Seagate Barracuda Pro 14 TB ST14000DM001 via Overclockers UK from here.

  • 6.9-watt operational power consumption for its capacity
  • Provided data recovery services
  • Largest storage capacity
  • Five-Years Warranty
  • Price for its capacity and service in-tune with 1TB Barracuda Pro units
  • Recovery services might not be available depending on the country of purchase

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